Bariatric Surgery for weight loss in adults
Health consequences in adults
The predominant serious health consequences associated with obesity in adults include type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis, and certain cancers.
Some of these health consequences may constitute the principal cause of death such as heart disease, stroke, some cancers; whilst others such as type 2 diabetes lead to a reduced life expectancy.
Other important health consequences that have a negative impact on quality of life are obstructive sleep apnoea, infertility, obstetric complications and psychiatric comorbidity. Bariatric (weight loss) surgery for obesity is considered when other … The effects of the available bariatric procedures compared with other methods . …See all stories on this topic …